Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at I Lentischi is all on one floor. The main entrance takes one from a sheltered courtyard into a voluminous open-plan space with lofty white-painted beamed ceilings and local pietra pece stone floors. This space is seamlessly divided into two parts: a lovely, well-equipped kitchen with dining table and designer chairs, and a supremely elegant living area, with sofas, armchairs, a divan and a central fireplace. On either side of the fireplace glass doors lead out to the main shady sea-view terrace. To the right and left of the living area are three large, welcoming and luminous double-twin bedrooms, a single bedroom and two bathrooms with gloriously roomy, stone-lined showers.
Outside: I Lentischi is reached via a long, winding private road, and so tranquillity and privacy are guaranteed. On one side of the house, where one enters the kitchen, is a walled courtyard offering protection when the wind gets up, whereas on the other, accessed from the living area, a large open, shaded terrace extends across the whole width of the house. Furnished for lounging and dining, this terrace boasts fabulous views across the surrounding countryside and down to Vendicari Natural Reserve and the sea. On summer afternoons, when the lowering sun burns, one side of the house provides shade and splendid sea views, while on the other one may frolic in the splendidly designed 14m-long pool. The gardens, which merge with the Elysian countryside, are planted with a rich variety of flowering Mediterranean flora and carob and olive trees.